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From £215

Cervical and growth scan

14 - 32 weeks

At a glance

A cervical scan examines your cervix and helps to predict if you are at risk of a premature labour. This scan is combined with a growth scan to check on the growth, health and wellbeing of your baby.

  • Helps identify the risk of miscarriage
  • Checks on the wellbeing of your baby
  • Combines two services in one
  • No GP referral required
  • Scan performed by a highly trained sonographer or consultant
  • Bookings available at short notice
  • Weekday, Thursday evening or Saturday clinics
  • Convenient central London location

You will receive

  • Your results on the day
  • Two-page clinical report
  • Complimentary black & white picture of your baby (normally £2.50)

What happens with your results?
During your appointment we will go through your report and fully explain our diagnosis.

What is it?

A cervical and growth scan combines a cervical scan, which measures your cervix and determines the likelihood of a premature delivery, with a growth scan, which checks on the growth, health and wellbeing of your baby.

We recommend that these that these services are perfomed together because for very little extra effort the opportunity to monitor the growth of your baby should not be missed.

 

Why should I have my cervix measured?

You may need your cervix measured if you’ve already experienced an early delivery, or if you’ve had a procedure performed on your cervix, such as laser surgery.

It’s important to measure your cervix during pregnancy, as it’s often shorter in women who are more likely to go into premature labour.

Why combine two scans?

Combining the cervical scan with a growth scan within one appointment allows us to perform an important cervical measurement at the same time as checking on the growth of your baby.

If you are at a higher risk of premature labour and need to have a cervical scan it is prudent to use the opportunity to check on the growth of your baby at the same time.

Find out more about our cervical scan and our growth scan

What happens during the cervical growth scan?

The length of your cervix is measured by an internal ultrasound examination, this allows for optimum accuracy.

The growth scan checks the growth, health and wellbeing of your baby and is performed conventionally through your tummy.

How do I prepare for my scan?

Premature birth screening

If you’re concerned about having a premature delivery, you may be interested to read more about our more comprehensive premature birth screening that combines the cervical scan with a fibronectin test and risk calculation software.